Happy 4th of July

Com­mem­o­rate the birth and in­de­pen­dence of the United States with this bright and bold bol­ster pil­low. Stitched in solid-color floss us­ing a blend of full and par­tial cross stitches with a sprin­kling of back­stitches, the project is per­fect for stitch­ers of

Just Cross Stitch - - Contents - Natalia Luneva

Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Ma­te­ri­als

• 12" x 17" piece 32- count dirty flax

Belfast linen from Zweigart®* • One skein each DMC® or Sul­li­vans®

USA six-strand em­broi­dery floss* • One skein DMC® An­tique Light Ef­fects

floss* • Size 26 ta­pes­try nee­dle Stitch Count: 87H x 173W De­sign Size: 51/2" x 107/8"

In­struc­tions: Cross stitch over two threads us­ing two strands of floss. Work 1/4 cross stitch where small sym­bols ap­pear us­ing two strands of floss. Work 1/2 cross stitch where small sym­bols ap­pear to­gether di­ag­o­nally us­ing two strands of floss.

Back­stitch over two threads us­ing one strand of floss.

Work straight stitch us­ing one strand of floss. Fin­ish­ing In­struc­tions: Re­fer to Pil­low with Piping In­struc­tions on page 61.

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